MUST Launches Innovation Garage

MUST Launches Innovation Garage

Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) and partners have launched an innovation garage where students and community members will be demonstrating their technological capacities and capabilities.

MUST Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Jonathan Makuwila opened the innovation garage in partnership with Center for Agriculture Transformation (CAT), TEVETA, Press Trust and National Planning Commission (NPC) at MUST campus in Thyolo

He hailed the partnership saying multi sectoral collaboration will be key in attaining Malawi’s industrialization and technological advancement

Apart from launching the innovation garage at its campus in Thyolo, MUST also awarded innovators of cohort 1 with certificates among them, Gabriel Kondesi who once operated Pachikweza Radio Station in Mulanje without Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (Macra) license

Professor Makuwila added that MUST believes in partnership and providing space for people of all walks of life to display their capacity and ability to innovations.

He therefore called on partners to help students in Malawi’s universities and other educational institutions embrace innovativeness to make Malawi a country full of innovators.

CAT Executive Director, Macloud Nkhoma pledged to support MUST’s Community Innovation Programme and all initiatives that are meant to promote innovation among young scholars.

He acknowledged Msika wa pa Lamya as another key innovation in connecting farmers and buyers to trade in agricultural commodities.

TEVETA Executive Director, Elwyn Sichiola said the authority put much focus on community innovation, adding this was the reason TAVETA decided to partner with MUST in promoting innovation among young people.

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